The North American Mission Board has more than 5,000 missionaries serving in the United States, Canada, and the U.S. territories.
The largest number of missionaries are starting new Southern Baptist churches, about 1,700 churches each year. Mission pastors serve English-speaking and language churches in rural and urban settings. Southern Baptists in North America worship in 210 languages among 112 language groups in more than 7,000 ethnic congregations.
Other NAMB missionaries share the gospel message by ministering to people's needs in church and community settings, including senior adults, nonreaders, non-English-speaking people, substance abusers, families, people in the criminal justice system, homeless people, disabled people, migrant workers, and even vacationers.
A number of missionaries serve Southern Baptist associations as associational missionaries or other mission staff, and many NAMB missionaries are volunteers who have served more than two years and provide a majority of their own funding although they receive some NAMB support.
In addition to missionaries, Southern Baptist endorsed chaplains minister in many of the same ways as do missionaries. More than 3,000 Southern Baptist Convention chaplains serve in the military, institutions such as prisons and hospitals, and in corporate settings.
Our mission efforts are also supported by more than 100,000 missions volunteers each year, including Mission Service Corps, mission youth groups, and World Changers.
• Formed in 1997 with more than a 150 year tradition
• Offices near Atlanta, Ga., and in Ft. Worth, Texas
• More than 5,000 missionaries
• Almost 3,000 endorsed chaplains
• 100,000 mission volunteers
• Five weekly radio programs on 2,500 stations reaching 3 million adults per week, and television programming on the FamilyNet network
• Focus on evangelism and church starting
• About 220 million unbelievers in the United States and Canada
• Goal of more than 2,000 church starts each year
• More than 7,000 ethnic congregations
• Funded primarily by Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and Cooperative Program
• Web site: www.namb.net
Bob Reccord, NAMB's president, has pledged the agency will use every appropriate means, including the most powerful technologies, to place special emphasis on five priorities:
• Impacting major cities
• Growing ethnic congregations
• Evangelizing students
• Mobilizing volunteers for missions
• Reaching Canada
Total 2001 NAMB budget: $125,990,800
• Per month: $10,499,233
• Per day: $345,180
• Per hour: $14,383
• Per minute: $240